Associate Capital Project Manager - PMO



Company:  DTE Electric Company
Job ID:  12208

DTE is one of the nation’s largest diversified energy companies. Our electric and gas companies have fueled our customer’s homes and Michigan’s progress for more than a century. And as Michigan’s largest source of renewable energy, we’re creating a cleaner, healthier environment to power our future. We’re also serving communities beyond Michigan, where our affiliated businesses offer renewable energy, emission control technologies, and energy services to industries in 19 states.

But we’re more than a leading energy company... and working at DTE is more than just a job. At DTE, we take great care of each other and our customers, and we use our energy to be a force for growth and prosperity in our communities.  When you join us, you’ll be part of a team that welcomes, recognizes, and celebrates differences and values everyone’s health, safety, and wellbeing.  Are you ready to make that kind of difference? Bring your energy to DTE. Together, we can achieve great things.

Testing Required: Not Applicable

Hybrid Role: Must be able to come on-site periodically and reside a commutable distance from the assigned work location.

Emergency Response: Yes – Must be available to perform a primary assignment in support of DTE’s emergency response to storms or other events that impact service to our customers.

Job Summary

Responsible for the completion of multiple small to intermediate-size capital construction projects. May work on a larger project under the guidance of more senior project managers. Uses formal project management methods to coordinate project team activities including defining the scope of work, scheduling, estimating, and engineering. Manages costs and change control procedures and ensures project close-out and documentation processes are complete.  Span of control:  this is an individual contributor job.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develops project scope and coordinates a team of specialists who provide project schedules, cost estimates, and engineering specifications for capital projects.  Ensures the completion of installation, testing, commissioning into service, and project closeout.
  • Provides daily management of on-site construction activities, working with the general contractor or multiple contractors and service providers.
  • Responsible for project expenditures and works with authorized professionals for the procurement of project equipment and materials.
  • Participates in bid meetings and reviews, supplier selections, and evaluations.
  • Manages project communications to project stakeholders. 
  • Ensures compliance with safety, environmental, and other regulatory requirements.
  • Integrates project activities with project stakeholders. Interfaces with internal organizations, plants, suppliers, general contractors, building trades labor organizations/unions, etc., and may provide contract administration services for blanket orders or other subcontractors and vendors.
  • Ensures compliance with all documentation and record-keeping requirements.


Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of related project management experience such as scheduling, estimating, project risk management, earned value, etc. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
  • Experience with SAP and Maximo systems with Work Order planning and closeout.
  • Experience in Scope, Schedule, Risk & Cost monitoring, and control.
  • Experience working with Distribution and/or Transmission systems; specifically Overhead Electric and Substation Infrastructure.

Additional Information

Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities, and utilize a variety of the competencies cited in this description depending upon the organization and role to which they are assigned. This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents in this job. It is not intended as an all-inclusive list of accountabilities or responsibilities, nor is it intended to limit the rights of supervisors or management representatives to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

At DTE Energy, we are committed to providing an inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcome and a sense of belonging. We seek individuals with a heart for service, a passion to help our communities prosper, and ideas to help shape the future of energy. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.